“The terror of a child in prison is quite limitless.”
During and after his own two-year incarceration (1895-1897) for “gross indecency,” ie homosexuality, Oscar Wilde wrote an extraordinary attack on the notion of taking children from their parents and locking them up alone in prisons and confined spaces. (Sound familiar?)
Source: Advice for Donald Trump from Oscar Wilde on locking up kids (irishcentral.com)
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Tried all day to write something for the Fourth. Just couldn’t. Started several little stories full of parades, beer, and fireworks. Every one seemed too frothy. Started an essay about freedom in a country that jails BABIES because they had the bad fortune to have parents fleeing violence and poverty, looking for a better life for those babies. I couldn’t focus my thoughts today. On this Independence Day I was too overwhelmed at the all-encompassing assault on the democracy we have fought so hard for over the past 240-odd years. An assault led by our commander-in-chief, our Congress, and their financial backers. Other people have better expressed my thoughts today.
In response to the Word-A-Day Blog Challenge prompt: Cope
and to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: Independence
and to Fandango's One Word Challenge prompt: Fireworks
and to The Haunted Wordsmith's 3TC prompts: Declaration, Freedom, Fireworks
and to Word-A-Day Blog Challenge prompt: Poverty